Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22
94 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 650584 4-Jul-2012 12:42 Send private message

 
Judging what NZ RRP should be based on the cost of importing individual units is a flawed method to start with, the shipping costs per unit would be reduced to fractions of that for us to individually import.


I agreed it is flawed but whilst shipping costs per unit would come down to a few dollars instead of $50, buy individually shipping we are getting away with the 15% GST when under $400, which would amount to $60 which is ten more dollars than the shipping cost.

748 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 650585 4-Jul-2012 12:47 Send private message

8 GB SKU is exclusive to the Play Store

Spam @googledownunder on Twitter asking when more Play Store features are coming to NZ

139 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 650593 4-Jul-2012 12:58 Send private message

The intensity of the debate about price had me checking out the sub 10-inch competition, and strengthened my regard for the Nexus 7. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has the same resolution in an 8.9 inch screen, so obviously considerably lower ppi, and still runs Honeycomb. The Galaxy 7.7 is nearly twice the price, and also runs Honeycomb, although ICS updates are underway now, it seems. Even at $440, the Nexus 7 is the best quality low-end tablet available, unless one wants to go the Chinese no-name route. 

Given the lag to market, it's hard to see anyone coming up with a competitor at this price point for a while, especially against the Nexus 7's display and OS. Maybe there'll be something to challenge it in time for Xmas, but for now, it has cornered a productive niche, I think. Especially if Google opens up the rest of Play to us.

192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Subscriber

  Reply # 650617 4-Jul-2012 13:28 Send private message

stuartjmz: The intensity of the debate about price had me checking out the sub 10-inch competition, and strengthened my regard for the Nexus 7. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has the same resolution in an 8.9 inch screen, so obviously considerably lower ppi, and still runs Honeycomb. The Galaxy 7.7 is nearly twice the price, and also runs Honeycomb, although ICS updates are underway now, it seems. Even at $40, the Nexus 7 is the best quality low-end tablet available, unless one wants to go the Chinese no-name route. 

Given the lag to market, it's hard to see anyone coming up with a competitor at this price point for a while, especially against the Nexus 7's display and OS. Maybe there'll be something to challenge it in time for Xmas, but for now, it has cornered a productive niche, I think. Especially if Google opens up the rest of Play to us. 


Snap, I did the same.  Anything comparable in NZ seems to be more than $500 on a persual of Pricespy excluding the Chinese cheapies and I suspect that comparision is not too dissimilar overseas.  On that basis $439 is a good deal.  Yes it has its pros and cons but ultimately though it still comes down to what you want to use it for.

Personally I see it as a portable way to surf the web, listen to podcasts, check email & RSS feeds, and do some e-reading.  I don't tend to need a lot of storage so the "no SD card slot" is not a biggie for me.   It is also a plus that as a Nexus it will get quick Android updates (I presume).

Edit: I removed a Wikipedia reference that somehow made its way into my post

4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 650871 4-Jul-2012 20:13 Send private message

Hopefully they sell it duty free at the Aussie airports...if they did, that may end up the cheapest option (assuming you have someone coming back through Aussie that can pick one up for you!).

I'm thinking you'd get without the gst which would take 10% of the $320 AUD price, ending up around $360 nzd.

192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Subscriber

  Reply # 650989 4-Jul-2012 22:43 Send private message

dunash: Hopefully they sell it duty free at the Aussie airports...if they did, that may end up the cheapest option (assuming you have someone coming back through Aussie that can pick one up for you!).

I'm thinking you'd get without the gst which would take 10% of the $320 AUD price, ending up around $360 nzd.


Or you simply buy it in the shops, don't open it and claim the gst back as you leave the country.



823 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 651030 5-Jul-2012 03:18 Send private message

Giggs:
dunash: Hopefully they sell it duty free at the Aussie airports...if they did, that may end up the cheapest option (assuming you have someone coming back through Aussie that can pick one up for you!).

I'm thinking you'd get without the gst which would take 10% of the $320 AUD price, ending up around $360 nzd.


Or you simply buy it in the shops, don't open it and claim the gst back as you leave the country.


How? Do they just give you the cash back at the border?? :-s

I'm currently on the notification list Clove.co.uk has, as I reckon that is the best way to get an 8GB one.




Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT



823 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 651032 5-Jul-2012 03:32 Send private message


oh dear bad news, Clove updated their page, so now they've given VAT inc and ex prices. Seems like the original price they'd mentioned was already exclusive of VAT, which means it is NZ$356 to get to NZ for the 8GB model.




Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT

267 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 651061 5-Jul-2012 08:11 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Spam @googledownunder on Twitter asking when more Play Store features are coming to NZ


I've been doing this but they don't seem to reply.  And all I had asked was: Are we getting the Nexus 7?

Bit disappointed with @googledownunder to be honest.  Get more info from Geekzone (not a surprise)

192 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14

Subscriber

  Reply # 651064 5-Jul-2012 08:25 Send private message

dman:
Giggs:
dunash: Hopefully they sell it duty free at the Aussie airports...if they did, that may end up the cheapest option (assuming you have someone coming back through Aussie that can pick one up for you!).

I'm thinking you'd get without the gst which would take 10% of the $320 AUD price, ending up around $360 nzd.


Or you simply buy it in the shops, don't open it and claim the gst back as you leave the country.


How? Do they just give you the cash back at the border?? :-s

I'm currently on the notification list Clove.co.uk has, as I reckon that is the best way to get an 8GB one.


Yes they do

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp




823 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 651065 5-Jul-2012 08:28 Send private message

has anybody here used MyUS?
http://www.myus.com/

saw it mentioned here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=28136376
seems to be reasonable (if going to Sweden is comparable to shipping to NZ?! oh never mind... spotted he didn't include shipping to his country which is forty bucks or so for NZ)




Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT

pih

163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 651100 5-Jul-2012 09:13 Send private message

Hi guys,

If anyone wants to have a play with one of these, if you are in Auckland and available tonight, come join our GDG Auckland meetup (shameless plug for the local chapter of Google's Developer Groups, formerly Auckland GTUG).  We have all the I/O gadgets for hands-on demos including the Nexus 7, Q, Jellybean on the GN, ADK 2.0 and more.  Our group is primariliy aimed at developers, tonight our focus is actually on the ADK and Q, but we'll take a look at some of the features of the 7 and Jellybean over the coming months.

Please join the group and RSVP if you intend to come so we have an idea of numbers.

Paul Hutchison
GDG Auckland co-organiser

220 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 651143 5-Jul-2012 10:30 Send private message

Just noticed Noel Leeming have put this up for pre order.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/c10005-p1.html

Seems to only be the 16GB model at this stage - $439

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-nexus7-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod117492.html



6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 651164 5-Jul-2012 10:59 Send private message

Kickass: Just noticed Noel Leeming have put this up for pre order.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/c10005-p1.html

Seems to only be the 16GB model at this stage - $439

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-nexus7-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod117492.html




$40 bucks less and I would be compelled beyond reason to buy it.

Being over the $400 mark just seems too much, still compelling none the less though

1152 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 651169 5-Jul-2012 11:04 Send private message

toncijak:
Kickass: Just noticed Noel Leeming have put this up for pre order.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/c10005-p1.html

Seems to only be the 16GB model at this stage - $439

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-nexus7-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod117492.html




$40 bucks less and I would be compelled beyond reason to buy it.

Being over the $400 mark just seems too much, still compelling none the less though


What are you planning to do with the other $40? 

I think its a good buy, but I want to see what ways there are to get an 8GB version and if it isn't too hard to do then how much. If all else fails I have a friend coming over from The States towards the end of the year.    I don't need a tablet so there isn't a lot of urgency. 




Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

1 | ... | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by heylinb4nz on 2-Sep-2014 11:38 (95 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 1-Sep-2014 23:59 (108 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by MaxLV on 2-Sep-2014 11:31 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by reven on 2-Sep-2014 11:24 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Lightbox quality comments
Created by ronw, last reply by freitasm on 2-Sep-2014 09:15 (101 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.